Springtime in Chicago

The el train makes the Loop,

the wind blows in from the lake;

it’s springtime in Chicago,

people on the move.


The  wind blows in from the lake,

runners thrill to the chill;

people on the move

pull jackets and sweaters tighter.


Runners thrill to the chill,

early morning, Oak Street Beach;

pull jackets and sweaters tighter

if you’re just taking a stroll.


Early morning, Oak Street Beach,

chilly breeze but sun:

If you’re just taking a stroll,

today’s the day to do it.


Chilly breeze but sun,

right for a walk and coffee.

Today’s the day to do it,

quick breakfast, shopping, change the world.


Right for a walk and coffee,

right for a fresh start.

Quick breakfast, shopping, change the world,

or just take the train past work.


Copyright 2013

T. Allen Culpepper


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